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The Atkins-designed Landmark 81 reaches full height milestone

Nicole Lee

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Bertil de Kleynen, Sector Director for Asia Pacific said: “It’s extremely exciting to see another award-winning design from Atkins become reality and define the emerging skyline of Ho Chi Minh City. It places this vibrant city on the world stage. Landmark 81 also becomes a proud member of the Atkins family of city icons, such as Dubai’s Burj Al Arab, Bahrain’s World Trade Centre, Shenyang’s Pearl of the North and Mumbai’s Namaste Hotel.”

Atkins’ project scope includes architecture and landscape design. The 81-storey development is located in Vinhomes Central Park - one of the most prime locations in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Its frontage faces the scenic Saigon River, and is conveniently connected via major road and water transportation. Featuring a modern and unique architecture design that symbolises the diversity and fast-emergence of Ho Chi Minh City, this mixed-use development involves space for hotel, serviced residential apartment and retail. At the base of this skyscraper is a contemporary shopping centre featuring luxury retailers under one roof for a top-class shopping experience. The 241,000m2 development will feature contemporary landscape design that merges natural beauty into the building.

The supertall tower was crowned with the “World’s Best Architecture” award at the International Property Awards 2017 held in London. It also picked up the “Best International Residential High-rise Architecture” and “Best Residential High-rise Architecture Asia Pacific” awards, and “best residential high-rise development Asia Pacific” and “best international residential high-rise development” at the International Property Awards 2016.

In addition to Landmark 81, a number of Atkins’ award-winning projects are completed or due to complete, including the Cocobay Twin Towers in Danang, the Ocean Empire in Xiamen, the Huarong Tower in Zhuhai and the Songjiang InterContinental Hotel, also known as the “Quarry Hotel”, in Shanghai.